Guardians of the Galaxy was finally unseated after five weeks in the top spot by the new Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson thriller, No Good Deed, while Dolphin Tale 2 had a fairly weak opening compared to the first movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy, shocking no one, remained on top of a weekend that brought us one new movie, the massive bomb The Identical. Overall, it was one of the worst performing weekends in the last 10 years.
Guardians of the Galaxy continued it’s domination of the box office this weekend and is closing in on $300 million total while the new releases both bombed.
There was massive success and massive failure this weekend as Guardians of the Galaxy is set to become the highest grossing movie of the year while Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was one of the biggest disasters of the year.
Ninja Turtles stayed on top against a trio of weak newcomers while Guardians is on track to be one of the best performing Marvel Cinematic Universe entries.
The new Ninja Turtles managed to top the Guardians of the Galaxy this past weekend with another great August opening while the other new releases did not fare quite as well.
Despite being basically brand new to the general public, audiences came out in droves to see Star Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax as Guardians had the biggest August opening ever and the third best opening of 2014.
Scarlett Johansson managed to defeat The Rock in action battle this past weekend as Lucy took the top spot with around $44 million.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rode it’s wave of critical acclaim to a $70+ million opening weekend and releasing the box office from the cold, idiotic hands of Transformers.
Transformers stayed on top for one of the weakest Fourth of July weekends ever for new movies.